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Louis XVI
French King who ruled before the French Revolution
Tennis Court Oath
the national assembly swore to never seperate and to constantly meet until they wrote a fair constitution.
National Assembly
The delegates of the Third Estate called themselves this.
three estates
1. Clergy, 2. Nobility. 3.everyone else
Constitution of 1791
Constitution created by the French Revolution that had a limited monarchy
National Convention
French Formed Governing Body That Abolished The Constitutional Monarchy, Declared France a Republic & Executed Louis XVI
a movement in the 18th century that advocated the use of reason in the reappraisal of accepted ideas and social institutions, a philosophical movement (1600s-1700s) that emphasized human reason, scientific examination, and industrial progress
Fall of Bastille
(July 1789) angry Paris citizens attacked the bastille
Legislative Assembly
A French congress with the power to create laws and approve declarations of war
Great Fear
a wave of senseless panic
Olympe de Gouges
french journalist who demanded equal rights for women
representatives of each estate gather to vote
Napoleon Bonaparte
took control of France after the French Revolution
a feeling of pride, loyalty, and protectiveness toward one's country
Reign of Terror
the historic period (1793-94) during the French Revolution when thousands were executed
Committee of Public Safety
Political body of the French Revolution that controlled France during the Reign of Terror.
constitutes the last stage of the French Revolution and precedes the coming of the Consulate, which, in turn, was followed by the First Empire.
Coup d'etat
Napoleon ended the Directory in
Form of government which followed the directory -established by Napoleon-ended when Napoleon was crowned emperor.
Civil Code
Napoleonic Code; this code preserved most of the gains of the revolution by recognizing the principle of the equality of all citizens before the law, and ect.
Battle of Waterloo
June 15, 1815: Napoleon's final defeat against the British and Prussians.
Bourbon Monarchy
Monarchy contorlled by King Louis XVII
short term causes of the French revolution
1.Economic collapse, 2.Estates-General
long term causes of the French revolution
1.Division of society, 2.Poor harvest, 3.Food shortage, 4.Inflation, 5.unempolyment
The middle class in France.
Four Stages of Revolution
Incubation stage, moderate stage, radical stage, recovery stage
Napoleonic Wars
a series of wars fought between France (led by Napoleon Bonaparte) and alliances involving England and Prussia and Russia and Austria at different times
Fall of Napoleon
Invasion of Russia, defeated at Battle of Waterloo and Leipzig, abdicated, and finally exiled